UTAH RUNNING UTES NEWS

Utes top WSU 82-69 to finish Washington sweep

Utah has successfully rebounded from a terrible LA trip with a nice two game swing against the Washington schools at home. Utah has rebounded to even their Pac-12 record at 4-4, and hopefully can carry over some of this momentum to the road where they take on the Arizona schools this next week. Tonight was the night of Tyler Rawson, who couldn’t miss from the floor, well, almost...
Via Block U
22 hours ago

Rawson scores 22, Utah rolls Washington State 82-69

Tyler Rawson scored 22 points and knocked down a career-high six 3-pointers as Utah beat Washington State 82-69 on Sunday night. The Utes (12-7, 4-4) won their second consecutive game for the first time since late December and the Cougars (9-10, 1-6) have now lost 6 of 7. Guard Sedrick Barefield came off the bench for the first time during Pac-12 play and found the shooting touch...
Via AP on Yahoo
23 hours ago

Utah Women’s Basketball team sweeps Arizona schools on the road

The University of Utah women’s basketball pulled off its second road sweep of the Pac - 12 season with a 80-56 blowout win over Arizona, Sunday. Shooting 52 percent from the floor and 44 percent from the three, the Utes were led by redshirt junior Megan Huff, who had 17 points and nine rebounds. Tori Williams wasn’t far behind. She finished with 15 points, while Daneesha Provo added...
Via Block U
1 day ago

Way Too Early Look at 2018: Pac-12 Opponent Evaluation

The 2017 season is a wrap, so let’s take a way too early look at 2018 Pac-12 opponents for the Utah Utes football team. We will look at each Pac-12 team on Utah’s schedule and talk about if the game will be easier or harder for Utah in 2018 compared to 2017. For this exercise, we will only factor in what changes have occurred with the other teams and the change in venue. The schedule...
Via Block U
3 days ago

Utes bounce back and beat Washington 70-62

The Utes really needed this one, after the four game losing streak, and they got it, and really played a nice 40 minutes to get it. Sure, they didn’t pull away when Washington was begging them to, but they also kept the Huskies at arms length, and really had a start to finish victory over a good Washington team. Everything that Utah struggled with in LA they were better at tonight...
Via Block U
3 days ago

Utah WR Raelon Singleton Leaving Program for Family Reasons

It was just announced early today from the Utah Utes football program that wide receiver Raelon Singleton has left the team due to family reasons. Singleton, a native of Crosby, Texas, was Utah’s second-leading receiver in each of the last two seasons totaling 63 receptions for 995 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore and junior, while averaging nearly 16 yards per catch. While...
Via Block U
4 days ago

USC blows out Utah 84-67

That was not pretty, not even close to pretty. The Utes looked solid for the first two or three minutes of the game, and then USC exploded on offense pulling away and putting the game away with about 15:00 minutes left in the first half. It was over quick, and the Utes are coming home with a four game losing streak, dropping to 2-4 in Pac-12 play. It was bad on both sides of the...
Via Block U
7 days ago

3-Star JUCO CB Vonte Davis Commits to Utah Football

Utah is now up to three commits today for their 2018 recruiting class with Blinn College three-star cornerback Vonte Davis committing to Utah along with brothers Blake and Brant Kuithe, who committed a little earlier today. All three commits are currently on their official visits to the Utah Utes. Utah appears to be the only Power Five offer for the Blinn standout. He is a top 10...
Via Block U
8 days ago

Twins Blake and Brant Kuithe Commit to Utah Football

The Utah Utes football team secured two commitments from twin brothers Blake and Brant Kuithe of Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas. The brothers were formerly committed to the Rice Owls back in June before decommitting at the end of November. Both brothers held offers the Colorado Buffaloes and the Iowa State Cyclones in the Power Five, and Blake also had an offer from the Arizona...
Via Block U
8 days ago

Who was the offensive MVP for the Utah football team?

It was a bit of a transitional season for the Utah football team this season on the offensive side of the ball. It all started with the hiring of Troy Taylor as offensive coordinator, after Coach Whittingham decided to move on from Aaron Roderick. Taylor was bringing in a more pass centric offense that would be more QB focused. Of course, the Utes were also replacing four offensive...
Via Block U
9 days ago

Onyenwere, Canada lead No. 14 UCLA women past Utah 81-74

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere and Jordin Canada scored 20 points each to lead No. 14 UCLA past Utah for an 81-74 win Friday night. Clinging to a 67-66 lead in the fourth quarter, UCLA (12-4, 3-2 Pac-12) got a layup from Canada to spark a 5-0 spurt and hung on from the free-throw line over the final four minutes to seal it. The Bruins shot just 36 percent from the field...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 days ago

Utes get thumped against UCLA 83-64

It was a rough night for the Utes as they went down to UCLA and got thumped against the Bruins. It was a buzzer to buzzer loss for the Utes as they never led, and UCLA hit the first 4 threes that they threw up, which put Utah in a big hole to open the game. It was a poor effort on both sides of the floor for the Utes, who was missing Donnie Tillman and Jayce Johnson. Let’s look at...
Via Block U
10 days ago

CB Casey Hughes to Transfer

Redshirt junior cornerback Casey Hughes announced via his Twitter account yesterday that he will be transferring from the Utah Utes football team for his final season of eligibility. Hughes received his degree and can graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible for his new team next season. After playing mostly on special teams to start his career, Hughes, one of the fastest...
Via Block U
11 days ago

Utah opens with 100/1 to win the College Football Playoff National Championship

Last night was the National Championship Game, while it was a good game, it was also awful because it had a team that didn’t win their divison win it. Regardless, we are now 233 days away from kickoff at Rice-Eccles, so the odds have come out for next years championship favorites. ‘Bama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State lead the pack, which is not really a surprise. The Utes are on...
Via Block U
13 days ago

Utah drops 2nd straight game at home, loses to ASU 80-77

It was another tough loss for the Utah basketball team on Sunday night, as they dropped to 2-2 in league play after a loss to ASU at home. These two losses aren’t a big shock, which is why getting the road sweep in Oregon was such a big deal, it gave them some cushion before taking on two of the better teams in the league, which they played really tough. It just hurts that they lost...
Via Block U
14 days ago

Evans scores 21, No. 4 Arizona State beats Utah 80-77

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Shannon Evans scored 22 points, and No. 4 Arizona State held on for a choppy 80-77 win over Utah on Sunday night to end a two-game losing streak. Mickey Mitchell hit two free throws with 21.7 seconds remaining after being fouled on a drive to give Utah a 79-77 lead. Justin Bibbins missed what could have been the game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left. Kodi...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 days ago

No. 5 Utah Gymnastics Beats BYU 197.000-194.275

The Utah Gymnastics team opened up their 2018 season with a bang. In front of 14,805 fans in the Huntsman Center, the Red Rocks soared past BYU in a 197.000-194.275 win. This marks the third time in school history and the first time in 13 years that the Utes reached the 197 benchmark in their first meet. It is also the third-best season-opening score ever for the Utes. Ute co-coach...
Via Block U
16 days ago

Utah erases 17 point deficit but loses to Arizona at the Huntsman Center

Despite the Utah Runnin’ Utes erasing a 17-point deficit, the team’s comeback fell short in a loss to the Arizona Wildcats Thursday evening at the Huntsman Center. The Number 14 ranked Wildcats, who controlled the tempo for most of the game, walked out of Salt Lake City with a 94-82 win over the Utes. Utah shot just 37 percent and trailed by 14 points going into the half. The...
Via Block U
16 days ago

Utah drops to Arizona 94-82

Brittany is going to dive more into this game a little later, but here are some quick thoughts on this game, one where Utah lost 94-82 to Arizona. Start better The start for the Utes was bad. They were down 10-13 points early on in this game, after some pretty brutal offense, which we’ll see from Utah once a game. Utah would find a way to dig themselves out of the game, but ran...
Via Block U
17 days ago

Gary Andersen is Returning to Utah as an Associate Head Coach and Defensive Assistant

Former Utah assistant coach Gary Andersen will rejoin the Utah Utes coaching staff as an associate head coach and defensive assistant on Jan. 9 when the new NCAA rule allowing a 10th assistant coach takes effect. The former Utah football center and Salt Lake City, Utah native last coached at Utah as the defensive coordinator in the 2008 season. Andersen left Utah to be the head coach...
Via Block U
20 days ago

Utah beats Oregon State to complete sweep of Oregon schools — 66-64

For the first time since the 2014-15 season the Utah men’s basketball team opens up their Pac-12 schedule 2-0, but this time they do it with a road sweep after they snuck past Oregon State in Corvallis 66-64. Utah really came out firing in this game, and was hot in the first half, when they shot 10-of-17 from three point range. Utah actually only made two 2-point field goals in...
Via Block U
22 days ago

Why Was Utah the Lone Pac-12 Team to Win a Bowl Game?

Now that the Pac-12 has wrapped its disastrous bowl season, we will perform an autopsy to try to figure out why only Utah won their bowl game. Before we get started, we want to commend the Utah Utes and head coach Kyle Whittingham, and his insane 11-1 bowl record, which is tied for the most bowl wins among active head coaches with Nick Saban and Urban Meyer. Utah as a program is...
Via Block U
22 days ago

3-Star OLB Andrew Mata’afa Commits to Utah

San Diego (Calif.) Mt. Carmel three-star outside linebacker Andrew Mata’afa has committed to the Utah Utes tonight on his birthday. He is the cousin of the Washington State Cougars defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa, a first-team All-Pac-12 performer as a redshirt junior. Mata’afa held offers from Oregon State, Vanderbilt, and Washington State among others. Mata’afa, like his cousin...
Via Block U
23 days ago

Utah Recruiting: Part 1 The Long Shots

This is the first part of a two part series written by MNUte covering Utah Utes 2018 football recruiting: With signing day approaching, the eyes of a nation fall upon the hands and signatures of thousands of young men. Since we all love hand wringing and bemoaning why this 18 year old went here or why they chose that school, we’re going to start by taking a look at four long shots...
Via Block U
25 days ago

Grading out the win over WVU in the Heart of Dallas Bowl

Another bowl game, another win for the Utah football program. The latest post season win for the Utes came in the Cotton Bowl Stadium in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, in a rainy, cold December early afternoon. It wasn’t the pretties game, but to get the bowl practices and the win are a major bonus for the program going into next season. Let’s grade out what we saw from the team in...
Via Block U
25 days ago
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